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Gratz College

Gratz College is an independent, non-denominationally affiliated college of Jewish studies located in the Philadelphia suburb of Melrose Park. The small school is a center of learning for Jewish educators, communal professionals, and others. Gratz is a commuter school, whose placement rate stands near 100% for recent graduates.

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Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Master's University, Religiously affiliated

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Gratz College is an independent, non-denominationally affiliated college of Jewish studies located in the Philadelphia suburb of Melrose Park. The small school is a center of learning for Jewish educators, communal professionals, and others. Gratz is a commuter school, whose placement rate stands near 100% for recent graduates.

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Gratz College, through its four divisions -- the Division of Graduate and Under-graduate Studies, the Samuel Netzky Division of Continuing Education, the Jewish Community High School and the Tuttleman Library -- promotes a vital, creative and growing community of higher learning, whose members become more knowledgeable in the tradition and culture of the Jewish people and in the Hebrew Language, who attain the requisite professional skills for management and leadership, and who become appreciative of a variety of perspectives. To do so, Gratz College provides professional training and high quality academic and cultural programs of Jewish studies to local, national and international constituencies.

In addition to its offerings in Jewish scholarship and professions, Gratz College offers a a Master of Arts in Education, providing advanced training and credentials to hundreds of certified teachers in public and private schools.

Gratz College offers a wide variety of programs of excellence at the undergraduate, graduate professional, specialized certificate, diploma, continuing education, and pre-collegiate levels. Additional outreach programs, such as conferences, lectures, concerts, publication, exhibits, etc., promote Jewish culture in the community at large, through the dedicated efforts of its Netzky Division.

The primary teaching function of the College is supported and facilitated by the Tuttleman Jewish Public Library and resource centers, including its specialized collections. The library also serves as the defacto Jewish "public library" of Philadelphia.

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 11
Gender 27% Male / 73% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 0% Full Time / 100% Part Time
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 97%
Ethnicity Unknown 3%

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load
  • Computer Services: libraries, student center wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling financial aid counseling personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Facilities: jewish music library and rare book collection, oral history holocaust archives
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration double major independent study internships teacher certification
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Jewish/Judaic Studies (100%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the history, culture, and religion of the Jewish people. Includes instruction in Jewish religious heritage, sacred texts, and law; Jewish philosophy and intellectual history; Jewish life and culture, both in Israel and the Jewish Diaspora; historical Jewish minority cultures such as the Yiddish, Sephardic, and other; anti-Semitism, gentile relations and Shoa; Zionism; and modern developments within Judaism.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Joy Goldstein
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 5
Student : Faculty Ratio 5 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 80 : 20
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 40
Tenure Track Faculty 60

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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Selectivity

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Application Essay, Interview, Recommendations, Religious Affiliation Commitment

Important: Academic GPA, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Also Considered: Work Experience, Alumni Relation, Extracurricular Activities, Standardized Test Scores, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $17,520 Same as On-Campus
Fees $140 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $17,660 $17,660

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

Rankings

Washington Monthly

#32 Master's Universities - Overall Score
#176 Master's Universities - Graduation Rate Rank
#285 Master's Universities - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#288 Master's Universities - Community Service Participation Rank
#330 Master's Universities - Research Expenditures Rank
#429 Master's Universities - Peace Corps Rank
#432 Master's Universities - ROTC Rank
#536 Master's Universities - Overall Rank
#595 Master's Universities - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
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